Fake memory sticks

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  1. RedBaron
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    [​IMG] I am getting so fed up of my PSP in trying to get genuine memory sticks for it, I just got another fake and it doesn't matter how carful you are in getting one, this is the third one in a row that is a fake I am seriously thinking of selling my PSP and getting something ells that does not use SONY memory sticks
     
  2. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Simple rule: Don't buy memory from Ebay or from China/Hong Kong sellers.
     
  3. Sephxus

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    You can get a micro sd card and get an memory stick adapter for it. [​IMG]
     
  4. Eighteen

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    Yeah..
    A normal store never sold me a fake one [​IMG]....yeah fake's can be a pain..

    like one time, my friend was playing Metroid prime (first one on GC) and he had 70% complete of the game and log and stuff..
    memory card corrupt, the end.
     
  5. TwinRetro

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    Amazon.com

    'nuff said.

    I bought numerous memory card of all types and sizes from there. I have never gotten a fake. Amazon is also really good about customer protection. If someone sells fake merch, they get the boot fairly quickly.
     
  6. ViRGE

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    With that said, if you use Amazon, try to stick to Amazon or another large volume retailer like J&R. There are a number of smaller shops on there that I suspect wouldn't have any issues with slipping in some fakes.
     
  7. Stevetry

    Stevetry Most perverted person in GBATEMP

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    lol the only thing is wrong here that you have a psp XD
     
  8. Bluelaserman

    Bluelaserman I shoot BLUE LASERS MAN!!!!

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    The problem is you're not using sources that are trusted. The best option is retail, however, it will cost a lot more. Since you live in Australia, try MSY. I buy all my memory sticks from there, all genuine for half the price.
     
  9. RedBaron
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    Here are two adaptors I am looking at buying but witch one, any suggestions or comments

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  10. Bluelaserman

    Bluelaserman I shoot BLUE LASERS MAN!!!!

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    Adapters won't appear as genuine either. Try just buying from MSY, best place for cheap computer gear.
     
  11. RedBaron
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    So much for another idea
    Thanks for the info
     
  12. Rydian

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    If you're buying from somebody that's reselling, you're taking a risk.

    If you buy three 8GB memory sticks from resellers online for $25 each that all turn out to be fake, you wasted $75 when you could have just spent $70 on an official 16GB (shipping included) and ended up with a lot more for less by doing it right the first time.

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
     
  13. ViRGE

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    Minor aside: 16GB sticks are a lot cheaper than $70 now. Try $40. Of course that's still approaching 2x the cost of a similar SD card...
     
  14. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    Buy Sandisk, use a bit of common sense and don't be a cheapskate? If you'd done that to start with then you'd have only needed one purchase...
     
  15. Nick™

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    I bet you have already spent much money on those fakes memory sticks than in a true and legit one. Just buy it from a good site, such as amazon or shoptemp (is there memory sticks on shoptemp?)

    Also, get a Nintendo DS.
     
  16. RedBaron
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    Are you sure as they imply that the new ones do?
     
  17. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    No MicroSD adapter registers as MG supported. In your particular case i'd strongly suggest that you just go out and buy a decent Sandisk Ultra II Pro Duo for asking price. Don't go looking for bargains or third party traders....just buy a standard, normally priced stick.
     
  18. Dark^'^Knigh

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    Firstly, what's with bozos posting in this thread about "get a DS" and "only thing is wrong here that you have a psp"? Must be strays landing in the wrong section [​IMG]

    Anyhow, advice listed in prior posts should be followed. Don't buy cheap peripherals on eBay / Computer & Electronics swap meets (my suspicion here) if you are serious on avoiding fakes.
     
  19. Infinite Zero

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    Buy on local stores like Walmart or BestBuy, etc.
     
  20. RedBaron
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    I just bought 3 memory sticks 16GB in the last 3 days from reputable retailers from around here one was MSY and ALL WERE FAKE I think fakes are so deeply entrenched that they getting into the retail market without the retailer even knowing they are fakes making it much harder to get a genuine
    I have two options
    1 Keep trying to get a genuine 16GB or 32GB
    2 Change over to a DSi XL
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